Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication

University of the Arts London

Program Description

Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication

University of the Arts London

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate diploma. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This full-time course offers an intensive vocational route into the graphic design profession and can provide a portfolio for further study at postgraduate level.

CONTENT:

Build up a strong vocational portfolio on this intensive 30 week course.

The Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication provides a unique learning experience across an intensive 30 week programme. The highly structured delivery of the first stage of the course places emphasis on the development of fundamental design skills. This is underpinned with the importance of visual research and the development of critical and analytical skills. During the second stage of the course you will choose from a wide range of postgraduate electives and go on to develop a self-initiated major project that focuses on individual interests.

The Postgraduate Diploma is designed to build design skills even if you are relatively new to the subject of graphic design. The course provides you with a strong, vocational portfolio and is also useful in building your confidence to undertake further postgraduate study at Masters level.

The course recognises that graphic design is one of the most important and influential of what has become known as the creative industries and that it contributes significantly, directly and indirectly, to our economic and cultural well being.

STRUCTURE:

Each course is divided into units, which are credit-rated. The minimum unit size is 20 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma course structure involves six units, totalling 120 credits.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Recruitment and admissions

Applicants will normally have a first degree or its equivalent. We welcome applications from non-traditional backgrounds and in particular mature students. We can assess prior experience as part of our selection criteria. If you do not have the required qualifications, but do have professional experience, you may be eligible to gain credit for previous learning and experience through the Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL) i.e. professional experience or a combination of courses and work experience.

Your experience is assessed as a learning process and tutors will evaluate that experience for currency, validity, quality and sufficiency.

Language requirements (International/EU)

International and EU students: In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 1, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
30 weeks
Full time
Price
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11,950 GBP
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United Kingdom - London, England
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Sept. 2017
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Price
International: £11,950; Home/EU: £5,680